Data on Endometriosis Discussed by Researchers at AbbVie (Prevalence and Symptomatic Burden of Diagnosed Endometriosis in the United States: National Estimates from a Cross-Sectional Survey of 59,411 Women)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Current study results on Uterine Diseases and Conditions - Endometriosis have been published. According to news reporting originating in North Chicago, Illinois, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed endometriosis (DE) in women in the United States and assess the associated symptomatic burden. An online, cross-sectional survey of women aged 18-49 years was conducted from August 6, 2012, through November 14, 2012."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from AbbVie, "Survey data (weighted by age, race, education, income, geographical distribution, and propensity score) were used to estimate the prevalence and symptomatic burden of DE in women in the United States. Weighted logistic regressions were used to assess differences in symptom burden between women with and without endometriosis. The prevalence of DE was estimated at 6.1% (2,922 of 48,020 women surveyed); 52.7% of women were 18-29 years of age when they were diagnosed with endometriosis. Most (86.2%) women experienced symptoms before diagnosis. More women with (vs. without) DE had menstrual pelvic pain/ cramping (52.7 vs. 45.2%), non-menstrual pelvic pain/cramping (36.7 vs. 14.3%), infertility (11.6 vs. 3.4%), and dyspareunia (29.5 vs. 13.4%). Women with endometriosis were also more likely to report severe symptoms (OR (95% CI) 2.7 (2.3-3.1) for menstrual pelvic pain/cramping, 2.2 (1.7-2.9) for non-menstrual pelvic pain/cramping, and 2.4 (1.8-3.2) for dyspareunia)."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The prevalence of DE among US women is notable, and affected women experience a substantial symptom burden."
For more information on this research see: Prevalence and Symptomatic Burden of Diagnosed Endometriosis in the United States: National Estimates from a Cross-Sectional Survey of 59,411 Women. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, 2017;82(5):453-461. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation can be contacted at: Karger, Allschwilerstrasse 10, Ch-4009 Basel, Switzerland. (Karger - www.karger.com/; Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalHome&ProduktNr=223845)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.M. Soliman, AbbVie Inc, Hlth Econ & Outcomes Res, North Chicago, IL 60064, United States (see also Uterine Diseases and Conditions - Endometriosis).
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1159/000452660. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
Keywords for this news article include: North Chicago, Illinois, United States, North and Central America, Female Urogenital Diseases and Conditions, Pelvic Pain, Diagnostics and Screening, Female Genital Diseases and Conditions, Physiological Sexual Dysfunction, Uterine Diseases and Conditions, Women's Health, Endometriosis, Dyspareunia, AbbVie.
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